31 days in Greece & Croatia Itinerary

31 days in Greece & Croatia Itinerary

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31 days in Greece & Croatia Itinerary

Start: Istanbul, Turkey
Fly:  6​h
1
Heraklion, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Mykonos Town, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly + Subway:  2​h 30​min
3
Athens, Greece
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Nafplio, Greece
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
5
Kalambaka, Greece
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
6
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Korcula Town, Croatia
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
8
Bol, Croatia
— 4 nights
+3
Ferry + Foot + Bus + Fly:  4​h 15​min
9
Zagreb, Croatia
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
End: Budapest, Hungary


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2
nights
Heraklion, Greece

Heraklion ©
Crete's largest city, Heraklion remains best known for its proximity to a sprawling Bronze Age archaeological site, once the center of a vanished Minoan civilization.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): observe the fascinating underwater world at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, then explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos, then look for gifts at Nerium Oleander, and finally take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete, take an in-depth tour of Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Titus, and finally go for a stroll along the water at Old Venetian Harbor.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Heraklion vacation planner.

Istanbul, Turkey to Heraklion is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Istanbul to Heraklion. In May, daily temperatures in Heraklion can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

The Palace of Knossos, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos
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3
nights
Mykonos Town, Greece

A holiday in Mykonos Town offers a chance to relax on picturesque beaches and explore a labyrinth of charming streets lined with traditional white houses.
Mykonos Town is known for nightlife, beaches, museums, historic sites, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Little Venice, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, make a trip to Kapopoulos Fine Arts, and get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Mykonos Town trip planner .

Getting from Heraklion to Mykonos Town by combination of bus and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in May, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Tours Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Speed Boats Tours, Mykonos Brewing Company
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Speed Boats Tours
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Aegean Maritime Museum ©
Aegean Maritime Museum

4
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, nature, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, contemplate the long history of Ancient Agora of Athens, wander the streets of Plaka, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Lycabettus.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Athens trip planning app .

Do a combination of flight and subway from Mykonos Town to Athens in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in May, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Nafplio.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

4
nights
Nafplio, Greece

Nafplio ©
Nafplio, a city famed for its narrow lanes and elegant architecture, provides a comfortable base for exploring the many surrounding ancient sites.
Explore Nafplio's surroundings by going to Mystras (in Sparta), Arkadiko Bridge (in Mycenae) and The Great Theatre of Epidaurus (in Epidavros). Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site Mycenae, step into the grandiose world of Fortress Palamidi, get to know the fascinating history of Nauplion Promenade, and contemplate the waterfront views at Corinth Canal.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Nafplio trip planner.

You can drive from Athens to Nafplio in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Nafplio when traveling from Athens in May, with lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Corinth, Mycenae, Mystras, The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
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Archaeological Site Mycenae ©
Archaeological Site Mycenae
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus ©
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation ©
Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation

1
night
Kalambaka, Greece

Kalambaka ©
The gateway to one of the largest monastery complexes in Greece, the small town of Kalambaka nestles against a landscape of imposing rock formations rising 400 m (1,300 ft) into the air. Nearly leveled during World War II, the town rebuilt and reinvented itself in the post-war period, quickly becoming one of the region's major travel destinations.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): make a trip to Meteora, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of the Great Meteoron, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Varlaam Monastery.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Kalambaka day trip site .

Getting from Nafplio to Kalambaka by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. May in Kalambaka sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites Parks
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Meteora ©
Meteora
Monastery of the Great Meteoron ©
Monastery of the Great Meteoron
Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada) ©

4
nights
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik ©
Along the Dalmation Coast, the city of Dubrovnik has become famous for its pedestrian-only Old Town surrounded by fortress walls, and its historical heft has earned it World Heritage Site status.
Dubrovnik is known for historic sites, nature, adventure, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Dubrovnik City Walls, see the interesting displays at War Photo Limited, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Medzlis, and take in panoramic vistas at Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum.

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Traveling by combination of car and flight from Kalambaka to Dubrovnik takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Central European Time is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Kalambaka in May since evenings lows in Dubrovnik dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Tours Outdoors Neighborhoods
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Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum ©
Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum
Old Town ©
Old Town
Lokrum Island ©
Lokrum Island

4
nights
Korcula Town, Croatia

Korcula Town ©
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Korcula Town: Vela Luka Marina (in Vela Luka) and Ethno Museum Barilo (in Blato). There's much more to do: get outside with Freestyle, appreciate the extensive heritage of Kula Svih Svetih, admire the striking features of Revelin Tower, and pause for some serene contemplation at Sveti Mihovil.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Korcula Town online trip planner .

Drive from Dubrovnik to Korcula Town in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in May, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Bol.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Lumbarda, Vela Luka, Kocje, Ethno Museum Barilo
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Revelin Tower ©
Revelin Tower
Freestyle ©
Freestyle
Vela Luka Marina ©
Vela Luka Marina

4
nights
Bol, Croatia

Bol ©
An hour boat ride from Split on the island of Brac, Bol boasts a charming old town, pebble beach, and great windsurfing conditions. Historical charm abounds here in the form of stone houses, narrow pedestrian streets, and historical attractions marked with panels.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bol: Nerezisca (Senjkovic Winery & Wine Tasting Brac & Olive Oil Brac), Milna (Marina Vlaska & Church of Our Lady of Annunciation) and Jaksic Gallery (in Donji Humac). Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Zoo Station Bol, admire the striking features of Kastil Gospodnetic Dol, see the interesting displays at Museum uja, and explore the historical opulence of Museum of Brac.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Bol trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Korcula Town to Bol takes 5.5 hours. In May in Bol, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Zagreb.

Things to do in Bol

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Skrip, Milna, Nerezisca, Jaksic Gallery, Kastil Gospodnetic Dol
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Museum uja ©
Museum uja
Zoo Station Bol ©
Zoo Station Bol
Marina Vlaska ©
Marina Vlaska

4
nights
Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Zagreb is known for museums, historic sites, fun & games, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka).

For traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Zagreb travel website .

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Bol to Zagreb takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Bol in May since evenings lows in Zagreb dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Zagreb

Tours Historic Sites Wildlife
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Walking tours
Room Escape Games
Upper Town (Gornji Grad) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad)

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